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THE CHIEF MARSHAL
THE CLASS MARSHALS
CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE
INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE
PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE
THE GRADUATE FACULTY
THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE
Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the
Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in-
dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a
club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it
gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative
forums and academic enterprises.
The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from
mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial
Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering
Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand.
The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth").
ORDER OF EXERCISES
♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn
James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist
INVOCATION The Reverend Henderson Formey, Ed.S.
Interim Minister, First Congregational Church
SELECTION: "The 150th Psalm"
Savannah State College Concert Choir
James Thompson, Conductor
Jerome Glover, Piano Accompanist
Luther Washington, Organ Accompanist
INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER
Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D.
.... The Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Sr., A.B., B.D., D.D.
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill
and Assistant Dean of the Divinity School,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
SELECTION: "Hold On" Jester Hairston
Savannah State College Concert Choir
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE
BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Charles Wade, Ed.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
School of Business
Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems Thomas R. Eason, Ph.D.
Business Administration and Office Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D.
Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D.
Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D.
Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D.
Division of Social Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D.
Division of Technical Sciences Lester B. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D.
CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall
Assisted by Charles Wade
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR
GRADUATE DEGREES James A. Eaton, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Savannah State College
CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D.
President, Armstrong State College
Clyde W. Hall
ALUMNI INDUCTION Roy L. Jackson, B.S.
Vice President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association
PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Clyde W. Hall
Recipients: John W. McGlockton, B.S., Chairman, Board of Directors,
Carver State Bank
J. Curtis Lewis, B.B.A., President, J. C. Lewis Ford Company
Earl F. Brown, J. D., Director, Division of Community Relations,
South Carolina Human Affairs Committee
*The audience should remain seated.
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN
BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams
♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar
James Thompson, Jr., Organist
**The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited.
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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Albright, Ellis Savannah
Baker, Janice M Savannah
Bennett, Vanessa Jacksonville, Fla.
Brown, Leroy Statesboro
Butler, Carol Savannah
Carr, Bobby L Moultrie
Gilford, Patricia A Savannah
Kaigler, Stephanie A Montezuma
Lanier, Terry B Savannah
♦McNeil, James C Baxley
Singleton, Marion Savannah
Wallace, Beatrice E Savannah
Coakley, Bobby L Savannah
Cutter, Gail V Savannah
General Business Administration
Baker, Connie C Savannah
Butler, Festine L Savannah
Chaney, Deborah E Savannah
Collins, John W Jacksonville, Fla.
Culver, James H Atlanta
Davis, Bernard A Waycross
Dawson, Louise M Brunswick
Hubbard, Harold G Atlanta
Jackson, Jimmy L Winder
Jones, Benjamin F Lincolnton
Lanham, Debra G Augusta
Reynolds, Anthony J Savannah
Richards, Deborah Savannah
Thompson, Venus A Savannah
Wallace, Joe N Savannah
White, Prudence Savannah
Management and Marketing
Artis, Marsha M Savannah
Benjamin, Vincent L Savannah
Holloway, Janice D Cobbtown
Milner, Shari L Savannah
LeCounte, Sharon E Riceboro
Pinkney, Janice Savannah
Alvin, Diane Y Savannah
Armstrong, Margo D Waycross
Bailey, Dianne M Savannah
Bragg, Cora A Savannah
Cannon, Betty J Savannah
Conway, Alva J Savannah
Cooper, Paulette S Midway
Cotton, Pamela J Savannah
Davis, Audrey G Monticello
♦Fields, Katherine A Savannah
Gregory, Shakila B Savannah
Hagans, Quelin T Savannah
Harrell, Shirley L Baxley
Harvey, Elaine M Bainesville
Hicks, Constance D Townsend
Hopkins, Marjorie Savannah
Kennedy, Janice M Savannah
Lee, Valery A Glenwood
Patterson, Delores M Savannah
Mike, Marilyn S Savannah
Shuman, Carrie B Brunswick
Simmons, Carolyn M Savannah
Smith, Cynthia M Savannah
Smith, Helen W Macon
Welch, Dianne M Claxton
Wells, Alma R Allenhurst
Whitaker, Carrie L Savannah
White, Deborah L Savannah
Wiley, Faye L Savannah
Wilhite, Judy E Savannah
Williams, Emma L Savannah
Williams, Marsha D Hinesville
Wilson, Allison J Savannah
McCorkle, Dorotha L Hardeeville, S.C.
Jackson, Mary E Savannah
James, Reginald T Atlanta
Loadholt, Anthony Savannah
Nyarko, Christiana Ghana
Davis, Karen Augusta
Terrell, Josephine Avera
Simmons, Lawrence F Savannah
Industrial Arts Education
Blackshear, Alfred Savannah
Pollard, Anthony L Savannah
Trade and Industrial Education
Bryant, 0. L Sylvania
Cooley, Peter M Savannah
Moore, Pierce Savannah
Scott, Patricia Savannah
Jackson, Jeffrey J Savannah
Johnson, Judy M Savannah
Butler, Cleveland St. Mary
Butler, Raymond Savannah
Glass, Tracy J Swifland, Maryland
Melchor, Barbara Washington, D.C.
Thomas, Michael A Millen
Tolbert, Ernest E Augusta
Wilcox, Kathy L Surrency
Wilson, Charles R Savannah
Social Studies Education
Days, Judy Savannah
Hopkins, Benjamin Savannah
Jefferson, Jennifer J Albany
Murray, Jeannette G Savannah
Roberson, Phyllis Savannah
Sallet, Celestine Savannah
DIVISION OF HUMANITIES
English Language and Literature
Furman, Gerald Savannah
Rivers, Richard Savannah
DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Gaither, William Savannah
♦Newton, Deborah Savannah
Screen, Patricia A Savannah
Solomon, Marilyn Sylvania
Stewart, Rodney Forsyth
Tillman, David Claxton
Parrish, Elbert Savannah
Morris, Clover Savannah
DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
♦Adams, Tom Savannah
Cooper, Vanessa Augusta
Emerson, Flora M Savannah
Jenkins, Debra L Savannah
Lash, Flavious Savannah
Lemon, Robert L Savannah
Lloyd, Alice D Savannah
McLendon, Brenda Dublin
Reynolds, Shelia Dublin
Roberson, Clara R Swainsboro
Thomas, Alvin G Hawkinsville
Gilford, Eloise M Savannah
Edwards, Janice Y Lumpkin
Jones, Effalena B Savannah
Mewborn, Carolyn Savannah
Stanley, Annie F Dublin
Rivers, Beverly Jean Savannah
Blake, Brenda Rincon
Gainey, Sharon Volusta, Florida
King, Yvonne Jeffersonville
Moore, Alice Donaldsonville
DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES
Electronics Engineering Technology
Blidge, Larry Savannah
Collier, Henry Savannah
Dennard, Benjamin Dry Branch
Graham, Otha Vidalia
Goldwire, Joe N Clyo
Hargrow, Andrew C Peham
Henry, Mamman D Nigeria
Karimi, Mehdi M Iran
Mitchell, Craig Savannah
Purvis, David A Savannah
Tran, Loc V Savannah
Weston, III, William Richardson Tampa, Fla.
Williams, Larry Midville
Williams, Michael Macon
Wright, Marion Savannah
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Hicks, Otis Savannah
Patel, Kirt B Savannah
Dietetics and Institutional Management
Burnes, Althea Westbury, New York
Textiles and Clothing
Fields, Lamae H Savannah
Mobley, Debra F Jesup
Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as
conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements
for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program
will receive the degree indicated.
MASTER'S DEGREES CONFERRED
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION
Vanessa Jenkins B.S. North Carolina Central Univ.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Terence W. Babylon B.A.
Mallie Baldwin Clark, Jr B.B.A.
Jim Franklin Conner, Jr B.B.A.
Harvey S. Erlich B.S.
Marian Ann Hutcherson M.S.
Judy W. Jennings B.A.
Billy Talbot Kennedy B.S.
Robert John Kunka B.S.
Joe A. McCarty B.S.
Raymond Mayhew Murray B.B.A.
Russell Tyler-Ost, Jr B.B.A.
Harold Arthur Webster B.S.
Armstrong State College
Armstrong State College
University of Georgia
University of Mississippi
Florida State University
North Carolina State Univ.
Armstrong State College
University of Georgia
U.S. Naval Academy
June 1, 1980
MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749)
Tom J. Adams
Vanessa Alvita Bennett
Peter M. Cooley
Christiana 0. Nyarko
Carolyn Monroe Simmons
Dianne Michelle Welch
CUM LAUDE (3.00 to 3.399)
Marsha Marie Artis Valery Annette Lee
Larry Blidge Alice Renee Moore
Raymond Butler Clover Matthew Morris
Gail Valentia Cutter Jeannette Glover Murray
Judy Days Delores Marie Patterson
Tracy Jerard Glass David Alan Purvis
Mary E. Kimber Jackson Helen Wilson Smith
Stephanie Ann Kaigler Beatrice Elizabeth Wallace
MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL
Vanessa Bennett Raymond Butler
MEMBERS OF BETA KAPPA CHI
NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY
MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY
Tom Adams Benjamin Hopkins
Alice M. Moore
MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA
MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER OF
LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN
Let us give thanks and praise to Thee,
To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C.
Thine honor, pride, and eminence,
We raise in prayerful reverence.
Guide us still from day to day,
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way;
Help us know that life, short or long,
Means unceasing work for weak and strong.
Where Savannah meets the sea,
Where grassy plains and palms abound,
Where the flow 'rs are gems of loveliness,
There S.S.C. is found.
We adore each beauteous scene and hall,
Our all we pledge to Thee!
In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee.
We hail Thee, S.S.C.
— J. Randolph Fisher
1980 Summer School June 16 - August 19
1980 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 18
Upperclassmen, September 19
Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody
wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood,
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received.
The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for
The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves.
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study.
The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca-
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers.
Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them
by the institution.
In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university.
The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution.
For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American
Intercollegiate Code is as follows:
Arts, Letters, Humanities White
Education Light Blue
Library Science Lemon
Oratory— (Speech) Silver Gray
Philosophy Dark Blue
Physical Education Sage Green
Science Golden Yellow
At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back-
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.